Agent Name

Beryllium acetylacetonate

CAS Number

10210-64-7

Formula

C10-H14-Be-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Beryllium, bis(2,4-pentanedionato-kappaO,kappaO')-, (T-4)-; Bis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')beryllium; [ChemIDplus] (T-4)-Bis(2,4-pentanedionato-kappaO2,kappaO4)beryllium; [Merck Index] Beryllium 2,4-pentanedionate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN1566

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Highly toxic by inhalation and ingestion; Prolonged or repeated inhalation exposure may cause organ injury and cancer; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Beryllium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

5.0E-5 mg/m3, as Be, inhalable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Be, Ceiling(OSHA) = 0.005 mg/m3, as Be (0.025 mg/m3,as Be,for 30 min.peak per 8-hr shift)

IDLH (NIOSH)

4 mg/m3, as Be

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Beryllium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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Diseases

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